“YES!” Produced by Jay Dee a.k.a. J Dilla and Young RJ
Slum Village have been established as a legit brand in Hip Hop for almost two decades, and despite all of their trials and tribulations they have continued to stay true to their classic, high quality sound with their latest project “Yes”. This album was produced in most part posthumously by the legendary J. Dilla, and this work of art surely stays true to the legend’s signature sound as it features a plethora of tracks to vibe to in addition to a soundscape very reminiscent of the 90s golden era.
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The first full track of the album is “Love Is,” featuring Bilal and Illa J. This track stays true to the R&B laced Slum sound, with Bilal contributing his smoothed out vocals to the catchy, buttery hook. The music has a classic soulful feel to it, reminiscent of the soulful grit of legendary crooners, such as Marvin Gaye and Isaac Hayes. A few tracks deeper into the album brings us to “Tear it Down,” which offers one of the more edgy and energetic tracks on the album. Here Jon Connor makes the most of his appearance with a memorable guest verse in which he solidifies himself as a player in the industry. Another track that is certainly a standout is “Push It Along”. This song has excellent production from Young RJ and Phife Dawg drops a quality verse that is interwoven into this track seamlessly.
The following track “Windows” is another piece of art that brings great energy to the table and is one of the more lyrical tracks on the album, with each artist painting a vivid image of the chaos that they see when they take a glance at the world.